NetSafe articles on cyberbullying

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Safer Internet Day 2015: Let’s Create A Better Internet Together

Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies

Cyberbullying: advice for young people, parents and teachers

1 in 5 New Zealand high school students have reported being cyberbullied – find out how to deal with online harassment


Facebook gossip and rumour pages

Creating a fake profile on Facebook to bully or harass other people has become a popular activity. Learn how to block and report anonymous abuse


Challenging Risk: NZ High-school Students’ Activity, Challenge, Distress, and Resiliency, within Cyberspace

NetSafe’s approach to cyberbullying is inspired by evidence based research undertaken between 2007 and 2011 by Research Manager Dr John Fenaughty as part of his doctoral thesis at the University of Auckland

Parents Guide to Mobile Phones (screenshot)

How can I prevent textbullying?

Parents buying their child’s first mobile should discuss safe and responsible use of the phone. The simple rule for texting: ‘If in doubt, don’t send it’ website screenshot

How can I prevent cyberbullying?

It’s important that young people who witness others being cyberbullied – bystanders – offer support to the victim or report it to an adult

Text bullying Vodafone Blacklist service

How do I use the Vodafone Blacklist service?

Learn more about Vodafone New Zealand’s free service for blocking unwanted txt and pxt messages


What is text bullying and harassment?

Txt bullying can happen to anyone who uses a mobile phone and is common after a relationship break up and amongst school age children

NetSafe resources

How can I order NetSafe resources like posters and DVDs?

NetSafe has developed a range of pamphlets, posters and booklets that can be used to highlight our online resources in your school or community venue – review and order here

Facebook family safety centre screenshot

How and where to report website abuse

Most popular websites take the safety of their users seriously – find out how to report harassment and abuse

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